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FasterCures commends bipartisan support of FDA Reauthorization Act (August 2017)

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Multiple Sclerosis News Today highlights FasterCures' work to improve patient engagement in biomedical R&D (August 2017)

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June 2017: Assessing What’s Important to Patients

For too long, traditional definitions of value have failed to adequately incorporate patient perspectives on value. This is why FasterCures partnered with Avalere Health and a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee to develop the first patient-centered value framework. The recently released Patient Perspective Value Framework version 1.0 incorporates measures of benefits and costs in the context of what matters to patients to assess the value of health-care treatment options. Read more in the full report and article in Health Affairs Blog

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May 2017: The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN) E-News

FasterCures Receives PCORI Award to Implement User-centered Design Health Data Tool

Do your patients know where their health data live? Our work with TRAIN organizations has helped us recognize that most patients haven't been informed about the complex data infrastructure that supports their health care. With support from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award program, FasterCures has launched a survey to understand patients' experiences and understanding of health data. The information from the survey will be used to shape an educational tool for patients. We would appreciate you sharing the survey with patients and caregivers to help increase our level of understanding. You can take or share the survey here and find out more about the project on its siteMore »

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FasterCures to Further Accelerate Biomedical Innovation with $3 Million Grant from Helmsley Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, a three-year, $3 million grant to support its quest to improve medical research systems and accelerate the pace at which patients gain access to life-saving treatments and therapies. More »

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